OPP cruiser. (QMI AGENCY FILE)

Man mugged for wallet

A local man was mugged as he walked through a municipal parking lot early Thursday morning on Colborne Street East.

Winter lawn bowling nears

The Barrie Winter Lawn Bowling club will begin its 2014-15 season on Monday at the Barrie Sports Dome on Hanmer Street in the city's north end.

Online safety talk

The South Simcoe police department is urging local parents to discuss the dangers of posting and sharing inappropriate photos online.

Wasaga strives to make voting easier

WASAGA BEACH — There is absolutely no reason not to vote in this municipal election “unless you don’t want to,” says Wasaga Beach clerk Twyla Nicholson.

Officer hit with a rock

A Barrie city police officer was struck in the face with a rock Wednesday night as he investigated youths throwing rocks at vehicles.

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES Lynn Whelan is pictured on her Howlyn Pines Trail property, which backs onto the Black River.

Volunteers will clear logjam

A logjam on the Black River so large that Ramara Township Mayor Bill Duffy threatened legal action over its removal is going to be broken up...

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES Orillia Fire Department Station 2 on Commerce Road was closed overnight Oct. 5 from about 6:30 p.m. until 7 a.m. due to a staffing issue.

Staffing issue closed fire hall

Orillia’s second fire station was closed for one night earlier this month because there weren’t enough firefighters available to staff it.

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